Health Sciences

The Health Sciences emphasis in Kinesiology utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide strong undergraduate preparation in health sciences. The program provides a thorough understanding of the human body by including a comprehensive array of courses and laboratory experiences while emphasizing health, fitness, and wellness. The Health Science major effectively prepares students for professional programs in physical and occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, preventive health or graduate programs in kinesiology. The major requires 12 courses distributed as follows:

Core Courses (10)

  • BIOL 150 Cell Biology
  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry II
  • PSYC 290 Statistics
  • PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
  • KINE 320 Anatomy and Physiology
  • KINE 330 Structural Kinesiology
  • KINE 360 Exercise Physiology
  • KINE 370 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • KINE 410 Directed Research

Emphasis: Select two courses from one of the areas below:

Preparatory to Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • PHYS  210 General Physics I
  • PHYS  220 General Physics II
  • PSYC  360  Behavioral Neuroscience 

Preparatory to Physician Assistant

  • CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I
  • BIOL 250 Genetics
  • BIOL  340 Microbiology
  • BIOL 430 Immunology

Preparatory to Nursing

  • CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I
  • TART 110 Speech Communication
  • KINE 260 Nutrition
  • BIOL 250 Genetics
  • BIOL  340 Microbiology

Suggested electives for the major include the following:

  • PHIL 225 Ethics in Medicine
  • PSYC 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 385 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 295 Research Methods
  • SOCI 380 Medical Sociology
  • TART 150 Stage Movement and the Alexander Technique
  • TART 110 Speech Communication